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Digital Electronic billboard Construction put on Temporary Hold


KALAMAZOO , MI  (WKZO) -- A moratorium has been declared, temporarily halting the construction of digital electronic billboards in the city of Kalamazoo for six months, while discussions are held on whether to allow them, restrict them or do what Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor have done, and that’s ban them altogether.

Adams Advertising’s lawyer Pat Lennon suggested an alternative to City Commissioners last night, a 60-to 90 day delay to receive public comment on the current proposal.  He says its not fair after they have applied under the old ordinances and rules, to change the process.

Residents who face the prospect of having to live near one of these Digital Billboards say they will deface the city and distract drivers.

Approval by City Commissioners Monday night starts the clock ticking on a 6 month long process to gather public input and to produce revised ordinances and zoning rules for the digital billboards